The Boling Bulldogs’ basketball team admittedly had a rough start to the season, but the only games that matter are those in the district. 

Non-district basketball while rough, helped the team learn and continue taking steps forward. 

“It was a lot of learning,” junior Blayze Becerra said. “We took what we did wrong (early on) and turned it into something positive.”

BHS currently owns a 3-13 record overall and is 1-1 in District 23-4A.

The Bulldogs at the beginning of the season did not give all-out effort throughout the whole game, but that’s turned around in district play, along with staying engaged through bad stretches.

The continued growth led them to a home win over Danbury last Tuesday, Jan. 14. The defense forced turnovers and the offense picked up fast-break layups, helping them down Danbury. 

“When we’re playing good, we play as a team. We’re hustling everywhere and we’re running the offense and not doing our own thing. (We) give a lot of effort on defense,” Blake Savage said.

The individual play which has hurt Boling is starting to fade away as the Bulldogs are becoming more of a team the deeper they get into the season. 

The rest of the way is going to be tough with games against East Bernard, Tidehaven and Van Vleck before the first half of district play is over. 

“Let’s shock the world,” BHS coach Caleb Berry told the team before dismissing them after practice Monday night.

With continued improvement, they just might do that.

Both the Lady Bulldogs and the Bulldogs had a bye on Friday, Jan. 10. This Friday, Jan. 17 Boling basketball will be home against Tidehaven.

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